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Manali is named after saint Manu, situated at the northern end of Kullu Valley; this beautiful town of Himachal Pradesh is an entire story to live. Surrounded by the refreshing and mesmerizing Beas River, Manali is situated around 544 km away from the national capital, New Delhi. Serving as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti valley, Manali often remains crowded with tourists and travelers.

Manali becomes a dream of every Indian during summer days. Even in monsoons, the weather in the town is breathtaking and pleasant. And, VBee is damn sure that the winter climate of the city can take your heart away. That’s the beauty of Manali; it is an evergreen joy. Even after so many merits, this town has one major drawback.

The town of Manali stays crowded throughout the year. Due to this reason, visitors may find Manali dirty and noisy. Sometimes, they just can’t enjoy the natural charm of mountains. But, worriless, when VBee is here. If you are searching to enjoy a calm and offbeat stay in Manali. Here is the list of the top 5 offbeat places where you can escape to enjoy a hustle-free stay.


Jagatsukh is a calm and picturesque village located near Kullu. It used to be the capital of the former Kullu state. Situated 7 km away from the chaos of Manali, Jagatsukh is famous for its hills, ancient temples, orchards, and hot water spring. If you plan to stay here, there are many options, including hotels, resorts, and homestays. But to enjoy the local cuisine and tradition, VBee would suggest you book a homestay or rent a hut.


How to reach: Get a local taxi from Manali. Also, you can opt for a rental vehicle.

Best time to visit: October to June.

Can’t miss: Jagatsukh hot spring, Kalath.

Tourist attractions: Jagatsukh Temple and Trek from Jagatsukh to Deo Tibba.

Best suggested stay type: Homestays


With the charming backdrop of giant mountains and drizzling Beas, Naggar served as the capital city of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu. The castle on the top hills is a fusion of European and traditional Himalayan architecture.


How to reach: Located 32 km away from Kullu Manali Airport. You can take HRTC buses, semi-Volvo, and private taxis to get here.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year.

Can’t miss: Naggar Castle.

Tourist attractions: Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery, and Naggar Natural trek.

Best suggested stay type: Castle heritage resort.


Again, a lil village near Manali, Kothi. The place is damn right for you if you are an adventurous sport. Situated at an altitude of 2600 meters above sea level, Kothi is a perfect camping destination. The place has been featured in several Bollywood movies also. It is similar to Solang Valley but not as crowded as the former one.


How to reach: Located 15 km away from Manali. Take public cabs or buses via the Goshal-Barua-Solang Valley route.

Best time to visit: October to June.

Can’t miss: Hike to Marhi.

Tourist attraction: Explore the local culture of the village.

Best suggested stay type: Homestays.


Soyal village is also spelled as Soil. One of the best offbeat stays near Manali only if you are chasing solitude. You won’t even hear a little noise in this peaceful location, just a few houses located amongst Cedar trees.


How to reach: Take a bus from Kullu to Mansari, from Mansari you can take a walk to Soil village for around 1.8 km.

Best time to visit: October to June.

Can’t miss: Morning walk to the woods.

Tourist attractions: Riverside cafes and Parvati Temple.

Best suggested stay type: Homestays.

Old Manali

The atmosphere of Manali is not as calm as other names mentioned in the list, but yet more relaxed than Manali. The town is divided away from Old Manali by the Manalsu River. The place can take your heart away with swaying eucalyptus, beautiful hills, gently winding roads and gushing waters of the river.


How to reach: Located 3 km away from Manali. You can easily hire an auto-rickshaw or a local cab.

Best time to visit: October to July.

Can’t miss: Jogini Waterfalls.

Tourist attractions: Hadimba temple, Manu Temple, Vashist temple, local cafes, and Old Manali Market.

Best suggested stay type: Hostels and Hotels.

Have you ever visited Manali in your life? If not, you definitely should. Also, tell us in the comment section which is the next place you want to read about.

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